Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might
of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly
exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in
areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child
poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or
not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our February
2016 Guest Campaigns below.
Nursery Rhymes Inc. has got you covered. Parents told St John
Ambulance that their baby not breathing is the first aid emergency they
fear the most. Knowing that parents find the thought of giving their baby CPR
frightening the charity has removed the fear factor and made it as easy
as possible to learn. St John Ambulance created a short video featuring
the stars of Nursery Rhymes Inc. that shows how to give baby CPR in a
reassuring unforgettable way. St John Ambulance hope everyone will
share the video so that all parents, grandparents, and carers know how
to help a baby that's stopped breathing.
Many of England's children are starting school without the vital skills
they need to learn and succeed in life - so Save the Children and the
Read On. Get On. campaign are calling for the Government to invest in
Good quality nurseries give children the best start in life. They
stop the poorest children from falling behind - meaning the
difference between good qualifications and a well-paid job, or
struggling for the rest of their lives.
Save the Children and the Read On. Get On. campaign want to show
the government that the public wants investment in little brains, so
children can have a brighter future.
Every year on World Book Day, thousands of children dress up as their
favourite book characters to raise money for Book Aid International, so
that they can send brand new books to libraries in Africa. And Book Aid
International make it easy for you! They have 18 step-by-step dress up
sheets of popular characters that are free to download and easy to
For every £2 raised, Book Aid International can send a brand
new book to Africa, where all too often, books are scarce. Those books can
change the lives of children who otherwise might be denied the chance to
learn to read and to discover the joy that books can bring.
Every 3 minutes a new mother in Africa dies. With
basic healthcare we all take for granted, many more would survive.
This Mother's Day, many of us will post photos on social media. By using
the hashtag #savemothersday, Amref Health Africa invites you to stand in
solidarity with new mums across Africa.
Post a photo of your mum (or you and the kids!) using this hashtag and
every photo will display in the savemothersday.co.uk gallery. Please text MUM
to 70660 to donate £3. Post a screengrab with
your photo and help buy basic healthcare that could save a mum's life this